Adobe Photoshop

CS6 released on Mar 21 2012.

Application Details:

Version: CS6 (13.0)
License: Retail
Votes: 21
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 2.0

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Test Results

Selected Test Results

What works

Most things seem to work fine

What does not

Touchpad integration is so so. Pressing space to show the "drag hand" freezes trackpad and horizontal scrolling did not work, but that might be a wine thing.

64bit installer does not start, have to use 32bit

What was not tested

This was not a comprehensive test.

Additional Comments

Used a 32 bit wine:
export WINEARCH=win32

The following winetricks are also installed:
selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?RatingSubmitter
CurrentFedora 25 x86_64Feb 05 20172.0Yes Yes GoldDemi Barbanousse 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Oct 30 20161.9.22Yes Yes Goldan anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 16.04 "Xenial" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Oct 17 20161.9.20Yes Yes Goldan anonymous user 
ShowLinux Mint 18 "Sarah" x86_64Sep 14 20161.9.18No, but has workaround Yes BronzeJonas Abrahamsson 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Sep 12 20161.9.18Yes Yes Silveran anonymous user 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
29871 drawing in photoshop cs5 is almost impossible STAGED View
30239 Multiple Adobe CS6 trial installers fail to initialize, reporting 'Exception caught while getting payloads data combined. Error #1090' NEW View
33610 Photoshop CS6 rendering one frame behind with NVIDIA UNCONFIRMED View
35041 Multiple apps and games crash with heap corruption or live-lock in libX11 (EA Origin, Garmin Express Fit, SMPlayer, LotRO launcher, Kindle for PC, Conan Exiles)('taskset -c 0 wine ./foo.exe' is a workaround) NEW View
35805 "Open file..." box doesn't display image preview in Photoshop CS6 UNCONFIRMED View
37418 Unable to paste images from linux clipboard to Wine apps workspace (affects Photoshop, Powerpoint etc.) NEW View
37928 Photoshop CS6: Mini-bridge panel does not show directory entries in alphabetical order UNCONFIRMED View
37929 Photoshop CS6: save for web dialog ( and others ) blur when tooltips are expected to appear UNCONFIRMED View
38105 Missing min/max/expand buttons, app controls & moving ability of Photoshop CS6/CC main window when unmaximized UNCONFIRMED View
38512 winetricks fontsmooth-rgb partially smooth fonts in Photoshop CS6 UNCONFIRMED View
39087 Photoshop CS6 won't save on a gvfs mounted share UNCONFIRMED View
39476 Photoshop CS6: dragging a layer does not make it transparent UNCONFIRMED View

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The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. WineHQ is not responsible for what they say.

Open Source Graphics vs Blobs
by Electric Prism on Sunday June 5th 2016, 22:48
It seems like it runs better on Intel Open Graphics Driver whereas it runs worse on nVidia blob even though it's just integrated HD Skylake Graphics vs a GTX 970.

I'm beginning to wonder if it works better on AMDGPU, Intel Open Graphics and other Open Drivers.
Adobe Photo Deluxe
by Hakavon on Monday May 30th 2016, 13:22
Yes, I'm still using that dinosaur Adobe program, even with Windows 10. I'd like to use it on Linux. I've tried two different times (Linux Mint 16 and 17) and at the time WINE just wasn't enough. The program would start to open, but would hang and not operate. Any chance the progress where modern PhotoShop is concerned would apply to MY program, "Adobe Photo Deluxe Business Edition"?

I'd happily return to using Linux and WINE again. This was the only thing that stopped me.
PS CS6 on Wine 1.8
by Richard Baláž on Tuesday December 22nd 2015, 9:26
I had problems with installation since it always failed. I was experiencing similar problems after installation.

This winetricks line helped to install & to launch:
$ winetricks -q atmlib gdiplus msxml3 msxml6 vcrun2005 vcrun2005sp1 vcrun2008 ie6 fontsmooth-rgb gecko

After that I was able to launch successfully only 32-bit version.
PS works quite good, but drawing tools are still not working properly. And that's sad. Also, after first start PS noticed me that something is wrong with graphics acceleration (I have Intel HD 4400). But other things seems to be working and it is stable.

photoshop cs6
by Glenn Van Acker on Friday September 25th 2015, 11:42
3D support does seem to work if you enable opengl in winecfg
Brush DOTS workaround
by Max S. on Tuesday February 10th 2015, 20:26
Currently running Photoshop CS6 under Wine 1.7.34 on Mint.
I too have experienced issues where some tools will not properly draw when holding the mouse down. Sometimes I can draw squiggles, sometimes it's just a dot.

Thankfully I found a workaround to this issue in tool options.
Simply turn off 'Spacing' for each drawing tool (Brush, Eraser, Pencil, etc). After that, dots should be no more.

This solution may work on older Photoshops.
Floating sizes
by Woalk on Saturday August 2nd 2014, 17:19
I installed Photoshop in a 32-Bit-Wineprefix and it's working very fine at the first sight, even without the described installer problem (it said "Installation successful" just as it should).

One thing I notice: The floating values around the mouse pointer when moving or resizing an element or the selection always stays the same values as they were when showing up (most of the time something around zero, like 5px or 7px, depends on how fast I move the selection before it shows up).

I think this has to be considered as a normal inconvenience of using a Windows App in Wine, but maybe someone knows a trick if there is any.